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bill: 3-1. jim: there's franco davin, del potro's coach. potro's coach. and there's simon's coach. john: so he's got to somehow stay in the present. one step, one point at a time, find his way out of this tie-break. because you know if that does happen, this crowd will go crazy. try to feed off their knowing at least there will be at most a tiebreaker.
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there's an end in sight, there's an end in sight, perhaps. bill: so they'll change ends. level at 3-3. labor day at the u.s. open. tomorrow we'll see serena williams in against ana ivanovic in the round of 16. nowak djokovic, the world number one in action as well. and then mardy fish against the talented frenchman jo-wilfried tsonga. mardy at number eight, the highest ranked american. the winner there could meet roger federer in the quarterfinals. simon trying to close this out
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in a fourth set tie-break. bill macatee along with john mcenroe and jim tourier. great day for the u.s. open. thank you for spending part of your labor day weekend with us. rafa nadal, a winner in straight sets. andy roddick advances as well, andy roddick advances as well, former u.s. open champion. the 2009 champion trying to hang around against this talented frenchman gilles simon. simon is two points away. jim: the momentum switching back and fourth. the first three to simon, the
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next three to del potro and now simon the two-point lead and he has this match in his control has this match in his control now with the mini break. bill: three match points. john: this is a guy that just knows how to win, figures out a way. remember seeing him in indianapolis three, four years ago, maybe longer. brutal heat. it didn't seem to get to him at all. jim: gilles simon one day will make a terrific tennis coach. a guy like that who doesn't have as many obvious weapons but knows how to win, that's who you want in your corner if you're a young player. john: there it is. bill: and the 2009 champion has been eliminated.
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4-6, 7-6, 6-2 and 7-6. three hours and 57 minutes and what an entertaining match. and the 26-year-old frenchman moves on. bogomolov or isner awaits in the round of 16 and earlier today, one of the great stories of this u.s. open, donald young advancing, the former world number one in juniors, but here it's gilles simon in four sets over the 2009 champion juan over the 2009 champion juan martin del potro. >> now, the tournament summary, sponsored by gayego. bill: and our tournament
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summary, kerber and pennetta will meet in the women's quarterfinals. neither has ever been to a grand slam semifinal. four men advancing to the round of 16 without dropping a set. and this date in u.s. open history, 1959, arthur ashe made his u.s. championships singles debut. he lost to the rocket, rod laver in the first round. laver in the first round. we'll be right back. man: yes it was. so to save some money, we taught our 5 year old how to dunk. woman: scholarship! woman: honey go get him. anncr: there's an easier way to save. get online. go to geico.com. get a quote. 15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance. and i saw another store's ad for these crayons at a lower price.
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[the captioning on this program is provided as an independent service of the national captioning institute, inc., which is solely responsible for the accurate and complete transcription of program content. cbs, its parent and affiliated companies, and their respective agents and divisiocuracy or completeness of any transcription or for any errors in transcription.] [captioning made possible by cbs sports, a division of cbs broadcasting, inc.] bill: it's been a full day here at the usta billie jean king national tennis center. gilles simon in forty sets over the 2009 champion juan martin del potro and that will do it for us on this busy sunday in new york. tonight on cbs begins with "60 minutes" followed by a new "big brother" and "mike & molly"." then the good wife: a new beginning. tomorrow our live coverage continues. at 11:00 a.m., serena williams takes on ana ivanovic.
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mardy fish will battle tsonga and we'll see world number one, novak djokovic. for our entire cbs sports crew. i'm bill macatee. thanks for watching. we'll see you again tomorrow at 11:00 eastern right here on cbs, the exclusive home of the men's and women's u.s. open cbs, the exclusive home of the men's and women's u.s. open tennis championships. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] the stella artois chalice celebrates the beer. and now the new can... ♪
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captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with russ mitchell. >> mitchell: and good evening. resident as long the gulf coast tonight continue to battle tropical storm lee. the stubborn slow-moving storm dumped more than a foot of rain on new orleans and areas of alabama and mississippi as well as louisiana, are dealing with tornadoes, wind damage and massive flooding. we have the latest on lee, the aftermath and what's ahead. and we begin with bigad shaban in the town of crown point, louisiana, good evening. >> reporter: well, good evening, russ. the rain isn't expected to let up until tomorrow. it's been falling on and off for four days but in coastal communities like this one, really the main concern is overflowing bayeus as tropical storm lee continues to churn. >> reporter: the family waded through knee-high water in the community of lafitte, louisiana. the 12-year-old son paddled ahead by boat.
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here tropical storm lee brought a surge of water, now surrounding nearly every home, seeping into many. >> been living here for 40 years, about the fifth or sixth time we've dealt with it. >> reporter: in the nearby community of crown point, much of the same, with main roads now open waters. for evacuating residents to navigate. >> i don't know if i can survive another-- another starting all over again. just the rebuild and all the stuff and put stuff back in, it's hard, you know. >> reporter: for 12-year-old kaylin stravinsky the high tide brings sadness. >> some of my friends is back here so it's kind of hard to see them get water in their homes. they have to move away sometimes, and then i can't play with them any more. >> reporter: driving through crown point you get a sense of how vulnerable this low-lying community is. much of the area is covered with at least two feet of water. turning neighborhoods in bayous. >> did you see? >> and bringing dangerous wildlife into backyards.
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>> come back this way. >> reporter: here it's the storm surge of water that threatens homes. but across southeast, louisiana t was the rain. parts of new orleans got as much as 15 inches of rain since thursday. 16 inches in nearby gretna and in parts of st. bernard and jefferson parishes, over 11 inches. the end of tropical storm lee will mean the beginning of the coastal cleanup, one residents here in la fifthe have done before and will likely be forced to do again. >> everywhere you live, you got some kind of problem to deal with. houses are flooding. hopefully we get two, three years before it happens again. >> reporter: using high water rescue trucks, the sheriff's office here evacuated roughly 30 people lafitte and crown point where, russ, the water is to you getting too high for residents to drive out themselves. >> mitchell: bigad shaban in crown point, louisiana, thank you very much. tonight officials in alabama and mississippi suspect tornadoes touched down in both states. flattening several homes and uprooting trees.
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one resident said it sounded like a freight train running through. no injuries have been reported. >> new flash flood warnings have been issued in soggy, inflict-- up to four inches of rain is expected to fall by tuesday 1 week after irene, thousands of homes and businesses are still in the dark. connecticut remains the hardest hit. president obama spent part of his sunday in patterson, new jersey one of the hardest hit areas in last weekend's disruptive storm, paterson saw its worst flooding in more than a century. mr. obama said the government would do everything in its power to help communities rebuild. later tonight, not funny. comedian's sound off after the show goes on without jerry lewis. that story is next. and commitment is not limited to one's military oath. the same set of values that drive our nation's military are the ones we used to build usaa bank. from free checking to credit cards to loans,
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summer that the comic legend will not appear on this year's broadcast. with more, here's hattie kauffman. >> reporter: they became jerry's kids. >> i think you're so adorable. >> reporter: over the last half century no one raised more money for children with muscular distrofer than comic genius jerry lewis. >> when i was born i was so ugly the doctor slapped my mother. >> reporter: but tonight mda telethon ushers in new younger hosts, that the 58-year-old who has inspired a generation of comedians is being pushed aside as the country's funniman angry. >> after all these years you're telling me there is no presence, jerry lewis has no presence on his own-- opinions i don't know what happened. i wish coy explain this though you but it is disconcerting. >> it this is the way we are going culturally then we should go all the way and tell grandpa we don't need him for thanksgiving. >> reporter: here at the famed laugh factory comedians up set at jerry's ouster are planning their own labor day fund-raiser as a tribute to jerry lewis. >> in my 42 years in show
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business i have seen a great deal of injustice. this ranks right up to the top. >> reporter: jerry lewis shot to fame as the manic goof ball to dean martin's straightman. >> going solo he made a string of movies like the nutty professor. but the role of a lifetime was the telethon. every labor day since 1966 lewis both performed-- and pleaded for donations during marathon 21 hour telecasts within i know what we're doing is a good thing. >> reporter: the mda said lewis brought in about 2.5 billion dollars. >> he basically just put his entire personality on display to be told thanks, good-bye, is the ultimate in humiliation. >> reporter: comedian harry shearer says we have crafted a different ending to this script. >> a home run lap where, you know, everybody in show business who has been a part of that show came and said a valid victory, thanks and farewell and bask in that one more time.
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>> reporter: cbs news spoke with jerry lewis but when asked to comment, he declined. and so we're left with last year's signature song ♪ you'll never ♪ ♪ walk alone ♪. >> reporter: hattie kauffman, cbs news, hollywood. >> mitchell: ahead, ten years after 9/11, a look inside the new memorial in the footprints where the twin towers once stood. a time. that's how it is with alzheimer's disease. she needs help from me. and her medication. the exelon patch -- it releases medication continuously for twenty-four hours. she uses one exelon patch daily for the treatment of mild to moderate alzheimer's symptoms. [ female announcer ] it cannot change the course of the disease. hospitalization and rarely death have been reported in patients who wore more than one patch at a time. the most common side effects of exelon patch are nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. the likelihood and severity of these side effects may increase as the dose increases. patients may experience loss of appetite or weight.
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>> mitchell: 1 week from today the long-awaited and much debated 9/11 memorial opened in the world trade center site in new york. it is a tribute to the nearly 3,000 people that died that horrific day a decade ago. >> the memorial site essentially starts here. >> mitchell: the memorial has finally come to life nearly a decade after the israeli american architect first sketched make wag was gone visible. >> the final touches are being worked on on the name panels. >> mitchell: names of 9/11 victims are etched in bronze panels like these around a pair of memorial pools.
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there are one acre square, marking the footprints where the twin towers stood. waterfalls cascade 30 feet. arad calls this reflecting -- >> i wanted to create a public place that would bring people together and would allow us to stand at the site of where these towers were, as a community. >> mitchell: a jury of 12 citizens chose his design in 2004. one of those jurors was a 9/11 family member, paula berry. >> i certainly embodied the sense of loss. i was the gauge on a very emotional level. >> mitchell: berry's husband david worked on the 89th floor of the world trade center south tower above where the second plane hit. david and pala had three young sons. >> i had to approach this in not-- personally looking for a memorial that would be best for my husband. >> mitchell: arad's vision was one of 5200 submitted
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anonymously from 49 states and 62 countries. >> all we had were the poster boards. we didn't know who anybody was. >> mitchell: juror james young is a professor who has written about the holocaust. he says this memorial is meant for everyone. >> both the families and people who have no other connection than what they read in the papers or saw on tv. >> mitchell: jurors narrowed the field to eight finalists. the help orial cloud seen here and this entry called gardens of light were arad's toughest competition. >> michael arad proposed the absent towers which was also evocative of absent people, missing, voids, loss, death, part of the logic in his design was very, very appealing for us. >> mitchell: arad sealed the win by softening his design with the addition of trees to symbolize regenerated life. >> you go home and you think about the 8 designs that one kept staying with you. because it was so easy to imagine it.
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>> mitchell: but what followed were years of construction delays and debates about arranging victims' names. >> you had top understand that there was no way you were going to satisfy everyone's wishes and desires. >> what dow hope folks will take away from this 50, 75 years from now. >> this eight acre clearance in the middle of the city and then these two acre sized voids are like a moment of silence. and what we do with that moment of silence depends on us. >> mitchell: and stay with cbs news throughout this week for special reports marking the 10th year since the 9/11 attacks. and that is all for this abbreviated edition of the "cbs evening news." later on cbs "60 minutes." thanks for joining us, i'm russ mitchell at the cbs broadcast center in new york. good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org
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